Corporate software engineering education for six sigma: Course development and assessment of success

  • Sandi Coker
  • Bud Glick
  • Lavon Green
  • Anneliese von Mayrhauser
Session 12: Corporate Experience
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 640)


This paper describes the development process for a course used to help increase the level of maturity of software development at Motorola. We also describe the contents of the course and the experiences teaching it worldwide. The course is part of Motorola's comprehensive software engineering improvement program geared towards achieving Six Sigma quality levels. Course development was driven by an extensive requirements analysis. The requirements were then used to determine course topics and priorities, instructional sequence and course duration. We also report on course contents and the course's impact on the organization.


Software Development Software Project Instructor Candidate Software Development Process Subject Matter Expert 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandi Coker
    • 1
  • Bud Glick
    • 2
  • Lavon Green
    • 3
  • Anneliese von Mayrhauser
    • 4
  1. 1.Motorola UniversityRolling Meadows
  2. 2.Motorola - SRDRolling Meadows
  3. 3.Purdue UniversityHammond
  4. 4.Colorado State UniversityFort Collins

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